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    July 8, 2011
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the michigan standoff, multiple murder suspect takes hostages and holds off police for hours. good-bye shuttle, space shuttle "atlantis" is poised for launch on the final flight, if the weather cooperates. and debt debate, calling for more talks on sunday, the president appears ready to put social security on the negotiating table. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. we begin in grand rapids, michigan this morning. the city was paralyzed for hours thursday, a murder shooting spree led to a wild chase through the streets that turned into a hostage standoff. it all came to an end with the
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gunman's death. this morning grand rapids police say the original seven victims -- ended with 34 rodrick dantzler taking his life. >> at the end of the life the suspect chose to put the gun to his head and fired one shot. >> reporter: four people were found dead in one home and three others in this house across town. two of the victims were children. at one point police shut down an interstate. they say dantzler fired during the chase. >> started firing out the window towards our car and kind of ducked down and the police continued chasing him. >> reporter: two people were hit, they were not seriously injured. police cordoned off the neighborhood near a small lake. >> actually saw him down by the lake behind the apartment complex and they were chasing him back that way. >> reporter: the three hostages were not harmed in the standoff. dantzler previously served time for felony assault, released from michigan's prison system in 2005. this morning grand rapids police
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say his girlfriend and daughter are also dead. the space shuttle launch is supposed to happen friday, joel brown is the at space center, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. nasa says there's a 30% of launching "atlantis" this morning. the weather here yesterday was a mess and more storms are expected here later. this would be an historic final launch for nasa's pride and gold shuttle space program. >> launch teams are not working any issues right now. >> reporter: space shuttle "atlantis" is getting fueled up and ready to go. >> countdown has resumed. >> reporter: this morning nasa moved ahead with its final launch despite a bleak forecast. >> we do have a 70% of canceling launch due to the showers and thunderstorms we expect in the area. >> reporter: heavy rain pounded the region thursday in a lightning strike near the launch
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pad sparked concern before the engineers determined there was no damage. they will haul food and supplies to the international space station to keep it stocked through 2012. hundreds of thousands are expected to be here when "atlantis" takes off. some estimates put the crowd at close to 1 million. patsy cook has seen almost all of the "apollo" missions but this is her first shuttle launch. >> i got to feel that ground quake under me and hear this noise and boom and i'm just not going to miss it. >> reporter: the moment is bittersweet. >> this one is going to be a little bit emotional, i think. >> reporter: nasa is closing out its 30-year space shuttle program to begin a new journey in deep space exploration focused on getting astronauts to an asteroid or even mars. no technical issues have been
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reported from the launch pad this morning. the biggest concern by far is the weather. terrell, if nasa can't launch "atlantis" by sunday or monday the launch would have to be pushed back until july 16th. >> a lot of folks hoping for today. joel brown thank you so much. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the final space shuttle launch this morning if it happens. today and tomorrow president obama and leaders of congress will be working separately to try to sort out proposals for ending the federal debt crisis. they'll get back together sunday to beat the august 2nd deadline. chip reid says after thursday's meeting the two sides are far apart. >> i thought all of the leaders came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week when the president gave congress a stern lecture. >> you stay here. let's get it done. >> reporter: white house officials though say there was no major breakthrough and the
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president said the hard bargaining is still ahead. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: the white house concedes the pain will have to include steep cuts in entitlement programs popular with democrats. sources say even social security is now on the table, prompting house democratic leader nancy pelosi to fire a warning shot. >> do not consider social security a piggy bank for giving tax cuts to the wealthiest people in our country. >> reporter: but budget expert david walker says social security is the easy part. >> in basketball terms, it's like a lay-up. on the other hand, medicare, medicaid and our broader health care challenges are more like a three-point play from underneath the opponent's basket. >> reporter: now the people around this table, eight congressional leaders, the president, vice president and a handful of white house officials led by chief of staff william daley have to reach a deal or risk sending the economy plunging back into a second deep
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recession. the key relationship is between the president and house republican speaker john boehner. sources say the two men have had a series of private discussions on the debt deal that began nearly three weeks ago during a round of golf. the next step is that over the next two days white house and congressional staff members will put together specific proposals to cut up to $4 trillion in debt over the next decade. then on sunday the president and congressional leader also meet again here at the white house and that's when the hard bargaining will really begin. chip reid, cbs news, the white house. a tragic accident last night at a baseball game in texas. a man attending a texas rangers game with his young son fell to his death, trying to reach a baseball tossed his way by a player on the field. the unidentified man leaned forward for the ball but toppled over the railing. he fell to the concrete, 20 feet below. the man was rushed to a hospital, where he died. rangers president nolan ryan was at the game and spoke about the
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tragedy. >> as an organization and as our team members and our staff, we're very heavy-hearted about this and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. >> rangers star outfielder josh hamilton who tossed that baseball is described as distraught by the accident. casey anthony will be freed from jail in florida a week from sunday. anthony was sentenced thursday for lying to police about the death of her daughter. judge perry gave her the maximum sentence of four years but with three years served and time for good behavior, anthony will be released july 17th. she was acquitted tuesday of killing 2-year-old caylee anthony. two american soldiers have died in a bomb attack in iraq. it happened as the u.s. negotiates whether any u.s. troops will remain in iraq beyond of the end of this year. thursday's bombing follows attacks that killed 15 soldiers in year, the deadliest month for u.s. troops in iraq in two years. pictures from southern
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afghanistans. u.s. marines and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by 2014. two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff apparently as the pilot was trying to clear a line of fog. economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight, we'll look at how cbs news and walter cronkite covered the space race for the last 50 years, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." we all have internal plumbing.
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an intense and fast-moving thunderstorm drenched the denver area with as much as two inches of rain in a few minutes. streetsz a streets and underpasses were flooded stranding some powers. it knocked out power to 28,000 customers. a follow-up on the grizzly bear that killed a hiker in yellowstone national park. the forest service says the mother bear will not be trapped and killed. park rangers said the bear was only defending her cubs and hadn't threatened humans before. part of yellowstone was closed after wednesday's mauling. on the "cbs moneywatch" on this friday, stocks were up in asian markets this morning. ashley morrison is here with more. >> japan's nikkei gain 0.7% and hang sang was up nearly 0.1%. on wall street yesterday the dow finished 93 points higher while the nasdaq gained 38. the obama administration is
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making it easier for some out of work americans to stay in their homes. on august 1st, unemployed homeowners will be able to miss their mortgage payments for a full year before facing foreclosure. the current grace period is three to four months. the new rule applies to loans that are backed by the federal housing authority. that's about 14% of current mortgages. the jobs report for june comes out later on this morning and most economists expect hiring to have improved significantly from may with employers adding as many as 200,000 jobs in june, but the unemployment rate is expected to remain stuck at 9.1%. today the executive board of the international monetary fund is expected to approve a 3 billion euro loan to greece, despite government cutbacks greece is teetering on the verge of default. the 3 billion is part of a 1 10e billion euro bailout package approved last year. and terrell, the concert
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business is booming in this country. concert revenues for the top 100 selling tours rose 16% for the first half of the year. the average ticket price jumped 10% to just over $67, that is the highest it's ever been. terrell i could use going to a concert this summer. where are you taking me? >> where -- you're taking me. you're buying the tickets. >> i'll buy the tickets, you choose who we're going to. i don't know who to see these days. >> ashley morrison here in new york appreciate it. thank you so much. speaking of a break we'll take one. coming up, your weather. and in sports drama at the ballpark a grand slam homer in cleveland. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we all want cleaner laundry. we all want a world with fewer chemicals. we all want the best of both worlds. introducing all free clear oxi-active. a powerful new detergent without dyes or perfumes
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another batch of storms move over the mid-atlantic states. the west coast sunny with seasonal to warm temperatures. in sports this morning the minnesota twins and joe mauer beat the white sox. visiting chicago, mauer played his first major league game at first base with no errors, he had three hits, the 2009 mvp a catcher by trade is easing back into the game after offseason knee surgery. the other chicago team the cubs made a wild comeback in washington, darwin barney a tie-breaking double in the ninth, finished a rally from eight runs down, the cubs beat the nationals 10-9. bases loaded bottom of the ninth in cleveland, a drive is smashed into the right field seats, the walk-off grand slam homer gave cleveland a 5-4 win over toronto. hall of fame baseball manager dick williams died, he won two series with the oakland
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a's in 1972 and '73, he won pennants with two other teams and managed six other teams in 21 years in his career. williams was 82. nfl hall of famer john mackey is dead at 69. mackey redefined the tight end position playing for the baltimore colts in the 1960s, president of the nfl players' association and pushed for better health care for former players. when we come back on this friday another look at this morning's top stories. and rupert murdock shuts down a cash cow tabloid, that's news. we'll hear about it when we come back. good morning!
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brought down by its own scandalous practice. s. the paper controlled by rupert murdock who owns fox and the "wall street journal" will shut down on sunday. it was bad enough when it turned out the "news of the world" journalists had been hacking into private voice mails but worse when it emerged who their
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victims were. it started in 2005 when details of prince william's private life turned up in the paper. a police investigation found the royal phone had been hacked, and an editor went to jail, but it just unraveled from there. celebrities like jude law and hugh grant discovered they'd been hit, too. >> you know i think there's a national sense of revulsion here. >> reporter: revulsion that grew when a new investigation found a private investigator working for the paper had helped reporters hack into the messages of a missing teenager who was later found murdered. the police inquiry also uncovered a list of roughly 4,000 names in the private investigator's notes, and today the last straw, the families of british soldiers killed in afghanistan and iraq discovered they were on the list, too. all over the country, military families are now wondering if the news of the world had been
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snooping on them, too. all the anguish and the outrage have pushed the authorities to act. we just heard that andy colson, former editor of "the news of the world" and until recently communications adviser to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. when william and kate helped launch the calgary stampede parade in canada today they'll do it in cowboy style. they wore white ten gallon hats and ten gallon studs. their nine day visit to canada ends today as they fly to los angeles. back in london thousands of harry potter fans turned out for the eighth and final film in the series "harry potter and the death low haulows part 2" opens today. this morning on "the early show" full coverage of the last launch of the space shuttle,
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good morning, it's friday. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. glad you're here. here's angie in her orange. anny hong is in for howard in her gorgeous, elegant black. >> angie looks like a cream single. you look delicious. we love it. concern today because we have
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severe storms we could see later this afternoon. we were talking about this yesterday. the model holding there. they could be strong to severe late this afternoon. let's first go to our forecast for this friday. by 9:00, maybe a few showers out there. low 80s. by noon and definitely by 5:00, for the evening commute, we're looking at thunderstorms and heavy downpours are possible. right now, mostly cloudy and 77 degrees. we do have a flood watch in he can for the entire d.c. metro area. that starts at noon today. it goes through late tonight. i think the critical time for the storms will be from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. highs today will be not that bad. temperaturewise around mid-80s for d.c. 82 in winchester. 84 in frederick. 85 degrees in annapolis. we had not declared a severe weather alert day just yet. potential for bad weather later today. here's a look at your traffic with angie. >> tgif, everybody.
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it looks like the green light starts us off. 270 is clear from frederick down to the split. as far as beltway construction is concerned in maryland, we have it on the inner loop between ritchie marlboro and branch avenue. in virginia, the inner loop and the outer loop is clear. both of them are clear between route 7 and 66. that construction is now gone. why part of branch avenue is closed early this morning. andrea and mike, that's coming up. now back to you. thank you, angie. here are stories we're following for you. bipartisan talks to try to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling ended with democrats and republicans still disagrees on several issues. >> now, the president has asked both sides to return to the white house sunday for more negotiation. lawmakers are under pressure to raise the debt limit by august 2nd or the government will be in default. thousands of screaming potter maniacs were in london for the world premiere of the eighth and final harry potter
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film. >> as charlie d'agata tells us, many fans don't want it to end. >> fans from around the globe brought central london to a stand still. >> i can't watch that preview without tearing up. i'm sad. >> harry potter and the deathly hallows part two is the eighth and final film of the boy wizard series that's already grossed about $6.5 billion at the box office. lead star, emma watson, says she was surprised and how emotional she is now that it is all over. >> what do you feel like tonight? >> i feel like i'm having an out-of-body experience. it is too much to take in almost. it is really overwhelming. but it is a beautiful moment. >> co-star rupert said everybody was crying on the last day of filming. >> i don't think of myself as that emotionally attached to this but i really am. it has been such an important
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part of me really. >> it is a bittersweet moment for thousands of fans who have gathered here at trafalgar square in central london. some have been here for days in the pouring rain to catch a glimpse of the stars and be a part of the magic. jason isaacs who played the evil wizard luscious malfoy believes there is a reason the story has such a dedicated following. >> we're as much a fans as any of the people. >> it may be the final act but for fans, the magic of harry potter will live forever. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. a much-anticipated film will open here in the united states next friday. unlike the previous ones, this one is 3d. good morning and welcome to 9news now. today is friday, july 8th. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. glad you're with us. angie goff will be back with traffic in a moment. anny hong is